India’s power generating company, NTPC has forayed into EV Charging business and set up charging stations at multiple locations.
First charging station has been set up at its offices in Noida and Delhi.
NTPC is planning to set up many such charging stations across Delhi/NCR and other cities in near future.
A 50,000 MW plus power company, NTPC largely produces power from coal but also has hydro, solar and wind power projects.
Adding coal production in its business, it has successfully become an integrated energy company with interests diversified across the fuel value chain and in line with global standards.
NTPC Limited is already selling coal from its Pakri Barwadih coal mine in Jharkhand to its Barh power project in Bihar.
The Pakri Barwadih coal mine has estimated mining capacity of 15 Million Tons Per Annum (MTPA) and has been allotted to NTPC as basket mine to meet the fuel shortfall of its power stations.
Coal mining is integral to NTPC’s fuel security strategies and this greater self-reliance on coal will go a long way in ensuring the sustained growth of generation.
Being India’s larger producer of coal based power, NTPC alone consumed about 161 million tonnes of coal in the last financial year.
Given its huge dependence on coal, the government allotted some coal mines to NTPC while the latter also bid for some other mines in the subsequent bidding rounds.